My first scuba dive was in Cancun, Mexico, and since then I’ve dived in Ibiza (not good) and Cairns on the Great Barrier Reef (very good). I’m going to Egypt in September so we’ll see how that goes, but so far Cancun has been my best experience by far.

Scuba Diving in Cancun

Please don’t mock my cornrows…

I was a complete beginner and so signed up for a day of diving with Manta Divers in Cancun. My friend Lisa and I started with a two-hour lesson on theory before we even went near the water. We soon got wet and learnt how to swap regulators underwater and he made sure we knew the key hand signals for anyone going underwater.

Underwater in Cancun

Not sure what it is, but it’s a-maze-ing!

And then, big moment, we went out on the boat. Lisa bailed as soon as we got out to sea so it turned into a cheap private lesson with just me and the instructor going deep down below. Here are just a few of the amazing creatures you can see when you go scuba diving in Cancun…

Scuba diving in Cancun

I do not trust this creature…

Scuba diving in Cancun

It’s gonna EAT ME!

What you can expect to see scuba diving in Cancun

Investigating the shipwreck like a proper travel journo, yo

scuba diving in cancun, mexico

Definitely *not* friendly Doris from Finding Nemo…

Scuba diving in Cancun, Mexico

Woah! Starfish!

Scuba diving in Cancun

Techno rave under the sea

Scuba diving in Cancun

Good leg muscles there VickyFlipFlop

Under the sea in Cancun

Yeah, you run, you hide Mr Scary Eel man…

Scuba diving in Cancun

Starfish sucking on for dear life

Hmmm, now that I look at the photos again maybe scuba diving in Cancun wasn’t the quit ethe incredible underwater paradise I seem to remember. Perhaps watching The Little Mermaid too much has clouded my judgement and memories… but I do recall holding a sea cucumber at one point…

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